Big Brother Should Get a Life

Allow me to get straight to the point. An ethical information technology (I.T.) department does not and should not outright spy on employees or private citizens. This is not the N.S.A.

Of course, I’m not suggesting we create some sort of Wild West environment, where workers can run free and do whatever they feel. Certain monitoring measures are to be expected and in some cases even encouraged.

But logging keystrokes and storing personal information (including private e-mail communication to superiors, HR, etc.) is shameful and downright unconscionable. Just because you can perform a function, does not mean you necessarily should.

Employees and private citizens should not to accept this shameful misuse of technical authority. Now is the time to end I.T.’s relentless bullying once and for all. Speak up. Take a stand. Be heard. Be empowered.

by Enid Ahylhienatta
Technology
Residential Life Magazine

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